Severe weather information

10th December 2017
Every winter brings the possibility of snow and ice. Extreme bad weather can cause widespread and prolonged disruption. Schools are often affected and it can be difficult to maintain an education service.

As a fundamental principle we will make every effort  to keep schools open, even if only limited numbers of pupils can attend. However schools may close due to ‘unavoidable’ circumstances. Those circumstances being that it is no longer safe for staff or pupils to be on school premises.


We recognise that it is important our school remains open so parents are able to work and that our pupils can continue to learn. Meldreth Primary School will make every effort to prepare for severe snow/ice this winter by gritting pathways, clearing access points etc.


However, if we do experience severe snow/ice resulting in hazardous conditions, we may have to take the decision to close the school. Once this decision has been made we will notify parents as soon as possible via email and message on our school website home page.


What can you do to help?


  • Please visit for more information about gritting routes and travel issues around Cambridgeshire so you can plan your journey.
  • Click on the link below to our severe weather information page with an outline of the schools plans and advice for parents in the event of severe weather conditions such as heavy snowfall.
  • Don’t forget suitable warm clothing – gloves, hats, scarves, wellies etc. or even a change of clothing.
  • If you are a working parent or feel you may have a problem with a sudden earlier pick up, please could you put a back up plan in place with another family member or parent and inform the school.